Every team needs a quarterback or captain. These career experts are our captains who direct and guide your campaign efforts. They also direct the entire SC&C staff’s campaign efforts to achieve our joint common goal of placement in a position of your choosing. They assist you in making short work of the multi-tasking you must do to be successful. When you are in hot negotiations while facing multiple offers, they will advise you on best practices we have found to work with the hundreds of othe clients we have served over the years. Their objective is to see to it that you don’t “leave anything on the table.”
Bill Temple, Senior Vice President
Senior Consulting Campaign Director
Bill brings more than thirty years of business management and consulting experience to Stewart, Cooper & Coon. Bill has applied effective communications and organizational management strategies to achieve profitable results for a multitude of employers and individuals. Bill is also the author two seminal works on job search: The Principles Of Effective Personal Marketing© and, The Art & Science of Landing Your Next Job!
- Founder and Director of Consulting for a leading career management firm
- President/Director for a venture capital company
- Executive Vice President for a mortgage-backed securities company
- Vice President/Director for a bank holding company and its subsidiary thrift
- Vice President/Director for a property development/management company
For the past twenty years, Bill has served over 2,000 clients representing $193 Million in negotiated client compensation.
Barbara Limmer, Consulting Campaign Director
Barbara brings over 20 years of experience working in career management, human resources, and executive search. She has over 10 years of experience coaching and consulting with executives and professionals to assist them in planning and achieving their career advancement strategies. Prior to career management, Barbara spent 10 years in corporate Human Resources, doing recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training.
At the Thunderbird School of Global Management, she served as Director of Career Management Programs and Director of Alumni and Executive Career Management. She designed and taught courses and conducted workshops and forums to help improve student and alumni job search preparation and success.
Barbara has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology with emphases in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from Columbia University, and a B. A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is certified as a Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and she earned certification in Business Career Counseling and Assessment.
Ron Venckus, Consulting Behavioral Competency Coach
Ron Venckus has over 40 years of corporate human resource experience at all human resource management levels. Industry background includes hospitality: Marriott Corp.; technology: Vitro Laboratories; financial: Central National Bank, First Interstate Bank and United Bank. He also has 17 years of experience with the world’s leading outplacement firm of Drake Beam & Morin, Inc. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a major in human resources and minors in psychology and finance. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
During his career he has managed human resources through multiple merger and acquisition events. Colleagues refer to Ron as a guru of the interview process and challenge, as he has not only hired thousands of candidates for positions at all corporate levels, he has shepherded many executives through transitions, resulting in the successful selection of new careers. Colleagues have also said that his artistry and creative design of interview consulting sessions have left a positive impression, one that can be used for “a lifetime.”
Ron is a two-time golf club champion at the Arizona Biltmore; his military service was with the United States Air Force.
Co- Author of , Why Shouldn’t We Hire You? a book written for the many job seekers who are in serious need of learning how to prepare for and manage a successful interview by reducing stress and selling their likability factor.
A Senior Behavioral Interview Consultant with Stewart Cooper Coon, Placing Executives-Achieving Results.
Book is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Jo Ann Moser, Consulting Campaign Director
Jo Ann Moser is a Masters-degreed career coaching professional, trainer/educator, and organizational development expert with years of progressive experience working with individual at all organizational levels, assessing their career desires and direction, planning paths to enable professionals to meet desired career goals, and assisting them to happily place in diverse industries and at every corporate step.
Jo Ann excels in needs assessment, expertly guiding individuals as they plan for career success and deal with career transition. Exhibiting strengths in document writing, talent management, and workforce development, Jo Ann very much enjoys working with all organizational levels from line staff to executives to managers and clinicians in varied environments. Jo Ann possesses a strong work ethic gained from a Pennsylvania farm upbringing and prides herself on treating each client as an individual and providing unparalleled customer service. Jo Ann offers individual consulting on resumes, cover letters, on-line career presentation, LinkedIn, networking, interviewing, channels of career marketing, search strategies, and negotiation of compensation packages.
Since 2004, Jo Ann has mentored hundreds of Stewart Cooper & Coon clients at all career levels and in all industries including Aerospace, Banking/Finance, Business/Professional Services, Construction, Consumer Products and Packaging, Defense, Education, Energy/Utilities, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Operations, Program and Project Management, Retail, and Sales/Marketing.
Prior to role as a career consultant, Jo Ann worked in Training and Development for Fortune 500 companies including American Express and GAP, Dignity Healthcare, SkillPath Seminar Corporation, as faculty at Susquehanna University and Program Director at Collins College, as a Corporate Controller, and as a Program Auditor with the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture.
Jo Ann’s credentials include:
- Master of Education in Business Education
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting
- Bachelor of Arts in History
- Nominated for Career Education Corporation “Educator of the Year”
- USDA Secretary of Agriculture Award for Excellence- 2 Year Recipient
- US President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency Award
- USDA Group Honor Award for Excellence
Valerie El-Jamil, Consulting Campaign Director
A former attorney and corporate executive, Valerie’s diverse background spans operations, customer service, strategic planning, change management, and process optimization in fields such as law, import and distribution, career management, coaching, and publications (as an author, journalist, and legislative editor). Fusing her legal, business, and coaching experience provides her with a unique perspective and understanding of the issues faced by organizations and individuals.
With over 20 years of experience, Valerie is adept at building collaborative relationships and partnerships with people at all levels, from Board of Directors and CEOs to mid-management to general staff to the public at large. Experienced in career, business, executive, political, and life coaching for over 1,000 people on 6 continents, she spent five years heading a team of coaches that assisted over 5,000 executives and professionals in planning and achieving career transition, advancement, and enhancement strategies.
Holding senior-level management roles throughout most of her career, Valerie has studied leadership principles independently, in small groups, and through Lifework Leadership. As a community advocate, she represented public concerns before governing bodies, educated the community on governmental processes/procedures, and served on government-appointed committees that studied, made recommendations, and provided advisement to elected officials and other decision-makers. Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors of a non-profit dedicated to quality of life issues within the community.
A certified professional career coach (CPCC) and graduate of Coach U, Valerie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. She is author of a book, “Mongo – The Life and Times of Ramon Grau Alsina,” now being reviewed by a producer for the big screen.
George Stecyk, Consulting Campaign Director
George Stecyk brings the Stewart, Cooper & Coon team more than 20 years experience working in the Consulting, IT Applications, Engineering, Aviation, and Human Resources fields for companies that include Planning Decisions Group, Dun & Bradstreet, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Patrick Engineering. This, along with five years as President of a Career Consulting, Outplacement and Recruiting firm gives him the ability to understand the challenges facing executive job seekers as they prepare to change companies or, as is often the case, to change industries or careers.
George’s industry knowledge includes assisting client companies in consumer products such as Miller Brewing, RJ Reynolds and Western Publishing, investor-owned utility and holding companies such as Texas Utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and NICOR, and insurance companies such as State Farm Mutual Insurance, Farmers Insurance Group and Nationwide Insurance. Other client assignments added companies like BP (Amoco), DeKalb AgResearch and Modine Manufacturing to his experience base.
While president of his career consultancy, George assisted hundreds of managers and executives to achieve satisfying job and career changes, often by creatively exploring opportunities “outside the box.” He was a contributor to the Chicago Tribune “Jobs” column, appeared on television to offer his expertise in creating an effective job search campaign and was invited as a frequent presenter on the subject of jobs and careers. George earned his BA in Business from North Central College, where he would later advise seniors in honing their job search skills.
Bradford Wright, Consulting Campaign Director
Bradford Wright has had the privilege of engaging in the startup of several prominent healthcare service providers in the nation that all became leaders in their particular healthcare service niche. These companies have included Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Coastal Healthcare Services, and Premiere Anesthesia. During Bradford’s career he has held positions as Director of New Business Development, Sr. Vice President of Development, Executive Vice President of Development and CEO.
Over the past 25 years Bradford has been utilizing organizational development and leadership skills to open new divisions or new businesses and growing these businesses successfully in preparation for public offering or sale. Bradford has a track record of putting in place over $200 million dollars in new business.
Bradford served as the first Senior Vice President of Development for the launch of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and led the team that garnered millions of new revenues for the new company
Bradford has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, an MBA with a major in Finance and Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Doctorate in Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Performance from the University of Phoenix.
Sylvia Gaffney,Ph.D – Consulting Campaign Director
Executive Coach, Career Consultant, OD Practitioner & Entrepreneur
Sylvia is all of these things: Executive Coach, Career Consultant, and Organization Development Practitioner. She has assisted executive leaders and professionals face personal career, business and organizational change challenges for over 30 years. During her career she has provided coaching, career transition assistance, individual and team development, and National Corporate Outplacement to top-level leadership and management, applying unique and individual that require a complete understanding a variety of career objectives.
Sylvia appreciates the entrepreneur in everyone and believes that each individual requires the mindset of a Careerpreneur as they explore the available options for their unique career situation and choices. Sylvia has launched, owned, and successfully operated four synergistic companies simultaneously including Outplacement, Staffing/Search, Computer Training, and Organization Development.
Sylvia has worked in diverse industries, including non-for-profit organizations. A partial list of her current and past clients includes: Aetna Insurance, Baxter Health Care, Eclipse Combustion, Gannett Newspaper Division, Lifescape, Motorola, St. Louis Regional Chamber, Supply Core, and the Young President’s Club (YP0). Sylvia uniquely combines her practical, hands-on business experience with advanced academic principles. She earned her Masters Degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University.
Stephen Wright – Consulting Campaign Director
With over 30 years of experience in Corporate America in Training, Career Development, Operations Management, Change Management and Outplacement Transition support, Stephen brings to his role as Coach and Consultant the expertise of a seasoned specialist who is known for his exceptional ability to help clients connect to the services, resources and processes that will best support them in the identification and pursuit of their career and life goals.
Stephen has provided career and job search services to Senior officers and enlisted personal from our Military community as they transition from their military careers into the into the civilian sector. He has also supported a wide and diverse range of clients in the civilian sector from “C” level executives, to managers, support staff and entry level line workers in the civilian sector.
A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Sociology and post-grad work in Sociology and Psychology. He continues study and research into several areas of specialization, and has also been trained and certified in the use and interpretation of numerous career, life-planning, personality and communications assessments.
Michele Cooper – Executive Career Coach
Michele has extensive experience in Human Resources, Leadership Development, Operations, and Outplacement. Michele is a certified job search coach with 8 years’ experience at Challenger Gray & Christmas traveling throughout the U.S. coaching clients of all levels and industries as they transition to new positions and new business ventures.
Michele also has over 15 years in human resource management with an emphasis in Executive Development and Corporate Training presenting seminars and workshops in the hospitality, retail, and call center industries. Her operations background includes managing 350 seat call center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Michele holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she is certified in both Human Resource Management Training and Development.
Lisa Barrington – Executive Career Coach
Lisa is a certified coach and workplace consultant with over 25 years of experience. Her experience spans companies of all sizes and sectors, including health care, higher education, finance, travel, and technology. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. She is a certified coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation as well as a Board Certified Coach (BCC); certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute; and a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources (SHRM).